Blue Mountains National Park

Attracting over 3 million visitors annually, Blue Mountains National Park holds some of Australia's most spectacular and diverse wilderness areas. Explore the Grose Valley, with its sheer sandstone cliffs, waterfalls and scenic walking, or enjoy the famous views of the Three Sisters. Easy access makes a day trips very worthwhile, but with such diversity it would be great to stay in one of the many B&B's and spend a few days soaking up the region.

There are alerts raised for Blue Mountains National Park as at Sat, 20 Oct 2018 14:08:52 +1100
Fires - Advice: Obriens Rd, Bullio
There is a fire in this park called Obriens Rd, Bullio. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

Closed areas: Burralow Precinct closures
Tabaraga Ridge fire trail and Paterson Range fire trail are closed due to dangerous road conditions from recent and predicted heavy rain. The area will be reassessed on Thursday 25 October 2018.
There is also no vehicle access to Burralow campground.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Glenbrook area office on 02 4720 6200 or the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877. Alternatively, visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Closed areas: Glenbrook Precinct closure
There is no vehicle access across Glenbrook Creek due to dangerous road conditions and flooding of the causeway. This closure applies to the public, including walkers, vehicles and cyclists. Access will be reassessed on Friday 26 October 18. The affected areas are:
This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Hakwesbury Nattai area office on 02 4720 6200 or Blue Mountains Heritage Center 02 4787 8877. Alternatively, visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Fire bans: Part park fire ban
A solid fuel fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect until Sunday 31 March 2019. The fire ban applies to all areas of the park except for Euroka, Burralow Creek, Green Gully, Murphys Glen, Mount Werong and Batsch Camp picnic areas and campgrounds. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamite) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:
If a Total Fire Ban is in place, please contact the local park office before using a gas and or electric barbecue or cooker.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. Find more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

Closed areas: Ingar campground closed
Ingar campground and Ingar Road are closed to vehicle access due to private property building works. The closure is indefinite because it relates to access through the private property. No opening date can be advised. NPWS apologises for any inconvenience caused.
Ingar Road and Ingar campground can still be accessed by walkers and cyclists.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the NPWS Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Closed areas: Partial park closure – Glenbrook Precinct
Some areas of this park are closed due to fire trail maintenance, unless the closure is otherwise extended or removed. The closed areas are:
The area is closed to vehicles only. Pedestrians and bikes can access the fire trails with care. The area will be assessed after a month to see if the trails can be re-opened.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Richmond area office on 02 4588 2400 or Blackheath Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877. Alternatively, visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Safety alerts: Mount Solitary walking track safety following prescribed burn
Mount Solitary walking track has recently been impacted by a prescribed burn.
Trees and branches that have burnt could continue to fall and the route may be indistinct in sections.
For more information, please contact the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877.

Closed areas: Prince Henry Cliff walking track - between Leura Cascades and Solitary restaurant 
Prince Henry Cliff walking track is closed between Leura Cascades and Solitary restaurant until further notice. This closure is due to a landslide that has completely blocked the track. An alternative track is available via Leura Cascades walking track. Visitors can still walk from Leura Cascades to Solitary restaurant on Cliff Drive via this longer track.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Closed areas: Partial closure of Batsh camp
A section of Batsh camp is closed due to the risk of tree branches falling. Further assessment and removal of dangerous branches will take place in the coming weeks. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact NPWS Oberon area office on (02) 6336 1972 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Closed areas: National Pass, Wentworth Pass and Roberts Pass closed
National Pass, Wentworth Pass and Roberts Pass have been closed due to a recent rockfall. 
Visitors can access the base of the Wentworth Falls below the Grand Stairs. Valley of Waters track is open to the base of Empress Falls. Empress Canyon is also open.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Closed areas: Claustral canyon access change
Access to Claustral canyon via the previous route across private land at Mount Tomah is no longer possible due to landholders denying access. Canyoners should respect the rights of Mount Tomah residents and avoid using private land. Alternative access from the west side of Mount Bell has been identified. For more information, please contact the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877, open seven days 9am to 4.30pm, or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Closed areas: Waratah Native Gardens picnic area closed
Waratah Native Gardens picnic area is closed for maintenance. This includes the Gorge walking track. No access to the area is permitted. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Hawkesbury area office on (02) 4588 2400 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Closed areas: Butterbox Swamp track
The traditional access to Butterbox Canyon via the endangered swamp is now closed and rehabilitated. No access permitted. Canyoners should use the new track provided. Temporary signage is in place.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.